Pasifika at the College of Creative Arts

The College of Creative Arts has a vibrant programme of initiatives to foster Pasifika academic advancement, professional development, research capability, and collaborative partnerships. The College recognises the exciting creative opportunities that exist in providing support for the rich and unique cultural contribution that Pasifika students and their communities make.

Pasifika residency

The programme aims to nurture and strengthen the connections/networks between Pasifika communities and Massey University, develop future directions for creative research excellence and academic leadership within the Pacific, and generate cultural pathways for Massey University and the College.

Students are able to sign up for studios and workshops and are encouraged to come along and observe, ask questions or just hang out with the residents as they work. The wider community is encouraged to attend public lectures which are a part of the residency.

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Lindah Lepou with Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne

Artist Lindah Lepou, the 2017 artist in residence, with Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne.

Works by Lindah Lepou'TEU LE VA’ by Lindah Lepou created during her residency. 

  • Pasifika Strategic Plan 2014-2017

    The College’s Pasifika Achievement Plan (2010) was established in response to the Pasifika@Massey 2006–2009: En route to Cultural Democracy strategy with the aim of developing and implementing strategies that support staff and students to reach their highest potential in the areas of teaching, learning and research.  This plan has now been updated as the Pasifika Strategic Plan and outlines key priority areas.

  • Pasifika Advisory Committee (PAC)

    Leading the drive to implement the key objectives of the Pasifika Achievement Strategy is the Pasifika Advisory Committee comprising representatives of academic and professional staff.

    Members are:
    Herbert Bartley, Chairman
    Matthijs Siljee, School of Design
    Euan Robertson, School of Design
    Sarah Jane Parton, School of Art
    Emma Febvre-Richards, School of Art
    Jeannette Troon, Communication Advisor
    Ben Taufua, Senior Pasifika Advisor
    Oli Wilson, School of Music and Creative Media Production
    Deanna Riach, Campus Registrar

  • External Pasifika Advisory Committee (EXPAC)

    Established in 2013 to advise and support the College in achieving the goals of the Pasifika Strategic Plan.

    Members are:
    Sarah Jane Parton, School of Arts representative
    Euan Robertson, School of Design representative
    Professor Pi’ikea Clark, Te Wananga o Aotearoa/consultant
    Sonya Withers, alumni, fashion and textile designer
    Anton Carter, Tertiary Education Commission
    Sean Mallon, Te Papa
    Drew Naika, Wellington City Council